63-y-o female dies from COVID; 94 new cases in 24 hours | Loop Jamaica

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An additional 94 COVID-19 cases were recorded over 24 hours up to Saturday afternoon, according to the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

This is while one COVID-19 death occurred on November 5, and was recorded on Saturday, bringing the overall coronavirus death toll in Jamaica to 2,275.

The deceased was a 63-year-old female from St Catherine.

The separate death of one COVID-19 patient has been classified as coincidental.

Meanwhile, there were 138 recoveries on the day, bringing the tally to 59,039.

The newly confirmed COVID-19 cases brought the total number on record for the island to 89,681.

Notably, Jamaica recorded a positivity rate of 8.6 per cent, based on the samples tested on Saturday.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 54 are females and 40 are males, with ages ranging from 49 days to 89 years.

The case count was made of St Catherine (25), Kingston and St Andrew (16), St James (13), St Thomas (eight), St Elizabeth (seven), Clarendon (five), Portland (four), St Mary (four), Manchester (three), Westmoreland (three), Hanover (two), Trelawny (two), and St Ann (two).

There are 41 moderately ill patients, 21 severely ill patients and 11 critically ill patients among the 27,747 active cases now under observation in Jamaica.

A total of 232 COVID-19 patients are now hospitalised locally.